Hyundai Motor India Limited (HMIL), the country’s largest exporter and the second-largest car manufacturer today announced the launch of 3rd Generation Powerful and Dynamic Santa Fe at the 12th Auto Expo.
Speaking at the launch, B S Seo, Managing Director & CEO, HMIL said, “The 3rd Generation Powerful and Dynamic Santa Fe is world-class product and will set new benchmark in India’s SUV segment. The new Santa Fe is one of the finest expressions of Modern Premium with high level of Performance, Power, Styling, Technology and Equipment that demonstrates Hyundai’s capabilities and confirm its commitment of value beyond expectation to customers.”
The new Santa Fe is powered by 3rd Generation 2.2L CRDi engine equipped with e-VGT turbocharger. The advanced 3rd generation CRDi diesel is Hyundai’s ‘R’ series engine which delivers197PS@3,800rpm of maximum power and an impressive torque of 42.9kgm@1800-2500 rpm (MT) and44.5kgm@1800-2500 rpm (AT) with high mileage of 14.74 kmpl (MT-ARAI certified) and 13.01kmpl (AT-ARAI certified). The Electronic Variable Geometry Turbocharger (e-VGT) is efficient and has precise control of exhaust gases for optimal power delivery across all rpms thus improving the engine performance. The CRDi engine operates at a high pressure of 1,800 bar and generates high low end torque resulting in lesser gear shifts in city driving conditions. The linear power delivery and with maximum torque over wide range of rpm’s ensures instant response at any speed . Available in 6 speed – manual and automatic transmission offers higher driving pleasure with enhanced fuel efficiency and refinement with intelligent 4 Wheel Drive System.
The new Santa Fe embodies the ‘Storm Edge design philosophy’ derived from Hyundai’s Fluidic design philosophy which captures the strong and dynamic images created by nature during the formation of a storm. Featuring sophisticated and refined lines which are in harmony with its bold and voluminous surfaces, the Santa Fe presents a more masculine appearance. The new Santa Fe showcases a Dynamic and Futuristic Sporty styling. It features a distinctive new look with the stunning three-bar hexagonal front grille complemented with striking headlamps & LED daytime running lights. The headlamp cluster has many unique features like bright HID LED Lamps and fog lamps with cornering function giving optimum Safety. The sporty chrome radiator grille and dual tone skid plates give an enhanced sporty image and a premium appearance to the car.
The premium interiors with the brilliant packaging of the new Santa Fe have been further accentuated to provide a wide sense of space and high quality finesse. The new Santa Fe offers spacious cabin with optimum headroom, generous front and rear legroom along with a large luggage space of 585 ltrs. The 2-Tone beige and brown interior gives premium and luxury touch to the interiors of car. Santa Fe makes sure the driving experience comes with a pleasure by providing the multi-function steering wheel, Leather wrapped gear knob, multi-function door arm rest with ergonomically positioned center fascia controls.
The new Santa Fe offers host of advance and hi-tech features like Cruise control, Smart key with push button Start and Stop for keyless entry/exit and ignition on/off, rear parking sensors with camera, auto folding outside mirrors which automatically opens and folds when the car is unlocked and locked. The solar glass protects the interiors against ultraviolet &Infrared rays while preserving cool cabin temperature. The tilt steering offers the most comfortable driving position while the cooled glove box keeps the beverages and food items cool & fresh. Additionally, it also offers puddle lamps, rain sensing wipers and safety power windows. The segment first feature, Flex Steer allows the driver to switch among 3 steering modes – Comfort, Normal and Sport depending on road conditions and driver preferences.
The new Santa Fe features advanced Infotainment audio system for music loving Indian customers with unmatched audio experience with 6 Speakers with Virtual Orchestra effect. The Santa Fe offers many infotainment features – 4.3” TFT LCD Touch with Rear Parking Camera display, Bluetooth, USB, MP3, CD compatibility and Aux-in connectivity along with Steering Mounted Audio Controls for unlimited music and phone access.
SANTA FE COLOURS: Sleek silver | Stardust | Phantom Black | Pure white | Wine red
VARIANTS: 2WD MT | 2WD AT | 4WD AT
SANTA FE SPECIFICATIONS: R 2.2 CRDi Engine | 2199cc | 197PS power | 442Nm torque | 64 litres fuel tank | 4690mm length | 1690mm height
PRICE: 2WD M/T- Rs. 26.30 lakhs | 2WD A/T- Rs. 27.15 lakhs | 4WD A/T- Rs. 29.25 lakhs (Ex-showroom price Delhi)